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Creative Writing and Poetry for Teens

Oct 13, 2014 6:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee.
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to learn how to improve their poetry skills from a UW professor on October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch.
During the presentation, teens will learn how to express themselves and their memories in poetry, and learn how poets receive their inspiration from images and reports in daily media. Professor Lawlor will also discuss the value of creative writing for individuals and a society as a whole.
Professor William Lawlor is a Professor of English and has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point since 1978. He teaches courses in composition and creative writing, as well as a course in basic writing for students learning English as a second language.
This event is inspired by Teen Read Week, a national adolescent literary initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week is held annually during the third week of October, and its mission is to encourage teens to read and become library patrons. For more information on Teen Read Week, visit http://teenreadweek.ning.com/
The class is free and open to teens only.

For more information, call 715-693-2144.


Teen Trivia

Oct 14, 2014 7:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to compete in a trivia contest on October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters. Teens are encouraged to work together to answer questions based on a variety of young adult books.
This event is inspired by Teen Read Week, a national adolescent literary initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association(YALSA). Teen Read Week is held annually during the third week of October, and its mission is to encourage teens to read and become library patrons. For more information on Teen Read Week, visit http://teenreadweek.ning.com/
The event is free and open to teens only.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Author Ilsa J. Bick Book Signing

Oct 7, 2014 7pm - 8:15pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau
Teens are invited to meet Wisconsin author Ilsa J. Bick on October 7, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters. Bick will read selections from her books, answer questions, and sign copies of her books. Teens are encouraged to read her books and ask questions.
Ilsa J. Bick is an award winning author of YA titles like “Draw The Dark” and her latest, “White Space,” which received accolades from VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) magazine. She also wrote books for several science fiction series, including “Star Trek”. Bick was an adolescent psychiatrist before she began her writing career, and occasionally still writes on applied psychoanalysis. For more information on Ilsa Bick, please visit her website: http://www.ilsajbick.com/
The event is free and open to teens only.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Spooky Sundays

Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Sundays 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Teens, join us for Spooky Sunday Movies at the library! Starting October 5, the Marathon County Library Wausau Headquarters will show a spooky movie based on a book each Sunday in preparation for Halloween. Showtimes are from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Spooky Sunday movies are restricted to teens (grades 6-12), and all films have a PG-13 rating. All of the movies are based on books. The film schedule is:
October 5: “Coraline”
October 12: “The Haunting”
October 19: “The Mothman Prophecies”
October 26: “I am Legend”
The event is free and open to teens.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Teen Event : Charcoal Creations

Oct 10, 2014 6pm - 8pm

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI
Area teens join Birds in Art artist Karen Bondarchuk for an evening of experimentation with charcoal. Learn how Karen creates depth and drama in her black-and-white work. Consider bringing examples of your artwork for review and guidance from Karen. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, musuem@lywam.org